I flew to Calgary after spending the first week of May in London. I was there briefly for the first time last year and thought it was such a cute little city. This time, I was there for about two weeks, and discovered how deserted it actually is.
I worked from a coworking space downtown Monday-Friday, and at typical rush hour times (9am, lunch, 5pm), Calgary was still a dead town. And they call Edmonton Deadmonton. 😜 Over the weekend, the sun was out, and I’d go to popular spots e.g. the Bow River, and it was still very empty. It’s interesting how Calgary and Dublin both have a metro population of about 1.4 million, but Dublin is so much busier. Yes Dublin’s urban area is almost double that of Calgary’s, but Dublin is > 2x busier than Calgary.
I enjoyed the slower pace of life in a cosy Airbnb with a Slovakian couple and their 4 year old, and gymming 6x a week.